Event program

Check out what is in store for this year's JCU Cairns Open Day

Student Services

Student Services

Scheduled Tours

Scheduled Tours and Activities

Scheduled Presentations

Scheduled Presentations

Food and Entertainment

Food and Entertainment

Sustainability

Sustainability

Division of Research and Innovation

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Arts, Society and Education

College of Arts, Society and Education

College of Business, Law and Governance

College of Business, Law and Governance

College of Science and Engineering

College of Science and Engineering

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science

College of Medicine and Dentistry

College of Medicine and Dentistry

College of Healthcare Sciences

College of Healthcare Sciences

Visitors of Open Day

For those visiting families we have exclusive accommodation and activity deals available for you to take advantage of during your stay in Cairns for this year's Open Day weekend.

Fly Like a Rock Challenge

How do you slow down fast objects? This is your challenge – to design and build an invention that when launched, it goes the shortest distance.  It is easy to create something that just ‘flies’ BUT how do you design something that dissipates the momentum – the energy – in an object so that it goes very little distance.

At JCU’s Open Day, we welcome students of all ages to come out and compete with their design for the chance to win a fun-filled 2 night stay at Orpheus Island!

On-campus Accommodation

Our brand new on-campus student accommodation is opening in 2018!

Not only will you go down in history as being part of the inaugural cohort, you could also win your second semester rent free if you apply before August 31, 2017.

The first stage of our purpose-built residence will be home to 300 students with plans to expand its capacity to 1000 students in the future.

Book your place in history now.

Location & Contact

  • Call us on 07 4232 1000 If calling internationally, dial +61 7 4232 1000
  • openday@jcu.edu.au
  • 11am - 3pm
  • 14-88 McGregor Road, Smithfield

  • The Cairns campus is located on McGregor Road, Smithfield.  From the city, the campus is 15 kilometres (9 miles) north of the city centre.